Meet the Trainer

I am Carrie McDowell, owner and trainer at Out of the Dog House. I have been training dogs since 2008 when I adopted a dog from the Tulsa SPCA. My new dog and I attended a local dog school for basic manners training, following the recommendation of the Tulsa SPCA.  As soon as I watched my dog learn her new skills, I was hooked.

 

I volunteered teaching dog classes at local dog schools for a few years. In 2017, I graduated with honorus from the  The Academy for Dog Trainers, Jean Donaldson’s (author of Culture Clash) world-class, graduate-level dog trainer program. The curriculum is rigorous, detailed, scientifically based, and cutting edge. There is no better place to learn to be a dog trainer and to prepare for certification.

 

In July of 2013, I started Out of the Dog House, not only because I love training dogs, but also because I feel there is a need for reasonably priced, high quality, scientifically based, force-free, in-home dog training in Tulsa, OK, and the surrounding areas.

 

Meet the Trainer's Dogs

Both of my dogs, an Australian kelpie mix, Oreo, and a border collie, Robby, enjoy training with me. They have both earned their Canine Good Citizen titles. Robby earned his Agility 1 (United Kennel Club) title in 2012. I have trained both dogs in basic obedience, agility, rally, herding, and scent work, all using only positive, force-free techniques.

 

 

 

 

Using counter conditioning and desensitization,

I have trained

 

  • Robby to love being brushed

  • Oreo to like the cats and be less reactive to other dogs

  • Both dogs to accept baths and being blow dried

Oreo, Australian Kelpie mix.

Robby, Border Collie

Our trainer, Carrie McDowell, with border collie, Robby.